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Inside the Champion’s Mind

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Inside the Champion's Mind is hosted by Laurence Tham. It is focused on the strategies and tactics to help you becoming the best you can be and become a WORLD CLASS leader in anything you do. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-the-champions-mind/id585020176. Items in this collection are restricted.

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Inside the Champion’s Mind
Jul 26, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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How do you say goodbye?  Is there a ever a good time to stop and evaluate and “get off the bus”? In this episode, Laurence and Karen complete their final episode of Inside The Champion’s Mind.  They do so with extreme thankfulness and gratitude to all their listeners.   The couple explain their reason for closing Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Jun 14, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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We’ve all had it happen – an instance where you think of someone you haven’t spoken to in ages and suddenly you get a call or a text from them. A moment when your gut just tells you something isn’t right and you react accordingly. Spooky? Goose bumps? Or something we need to embrace? Join Listen In
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Jun 1, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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Fresh from their trip to California, Karen and Laurence delve into the smorgasbord of info, ideas and thoughts percolating in their minds. With access to so many great minds and thought leaders in various industries, today they share their insights from their trip. Also – check out: What Do You Do With an Idea and Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
May 17, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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We’ve all been there, uninspired, unmotivated and stuck! As Yoda said, “Don’t’ think just do”! Actually I don’t know if Yoda said that, but in my head I hear his voice so we’ll just role with it! That’s really what life is about, either waiting for inspiration to appear – the heavens open and a Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
May 3, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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Most people remember the inspirational movie Rudy.  It’s a feel good movie, where the underdog takes the path of most resistance and wins.  What if we didn’t take this path?  What if we focused on our TALENTS instead of our shortcomings? According to the book Strengths Finder 2.0 we would be 6x’s more engaged in Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Apr 19, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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We recently had the privilege of interviewing J.J. Virgin and something she said really stuck with me, “little hinges swing big doors”. What does this mean? It means that everything in life starts with the little things, the baby steps. So often we get stuck on the “How”, we let fear stop us and when Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Apr 5, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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Are you stuck in a rut? Are you consciously and specifically choosing habits and rituals in your life that benefit you Vs. hindering you? We delve into this and more on today’s episode where Karen reminds Laurence of a ritual he used in the past….and would probably like to forget! In fact he did! From Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Mar 22, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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Randy Pausch was a science professor at Carnegie Mellon. Despite being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and with only months to live he went on stage to give one last talk. Could you do it? If you only had a few months left – what would you do with your time? Do you have a Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Mar 8, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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Laurence and Karen are on the road for this podcast, at their daughter’s swim carnival. Join us in this episode as we discuss building resilience in our children and the need for competition in today’s society. At this carnival, Karen struggled with the stress she saw some children and parents exhibiting along with the tears Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Feb 22, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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Do you open yourself up to others and are you showing your true authentic self to the world? In this episode Laurence and Karen discuss how being truly vulnerable and dropping our masks benefits not only us, but the relationships we form. In addition, Karen lets the boys know the one phrase they should NEVER Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Feb 8, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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As Steven Furtick said, “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel”. On this episode we talk about perfection and the importance of not only building deep relationships with others, but with ourselves. Laurence challenges Karen with the “Idea” of 2 days away from books, TV, Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Jan 25, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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Are your expectations so high and your pain tolerance so low that you continually find yourself stressed, unhappy and unfulfilled? Do you currently find yourself transitioning out of a role or a job that you’ve been doing for so long that you now worry you have nothing to contribute to the “real” world. Join us Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Jan 11, 2017 The Wellness Couch
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We are cranking up the heat! Literally, as we head into 2017 with this powerful podcast to help you move forward by utilising fears and risks that may be preventing you from achieving your goals! Laurence takes your kryptonite and flips it around leveraging strategies from Tim Ferris and Seth Godin. From cat DNA, motion Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Dec 28, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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The year is coming to an end and with it we reflect back on our lives.  For some of us this is a bittersweet time as we remember those who are no longer with us, opportunities we may have missed and relationships that didn’t flourish. Join us in this episode as Laurence and Karen discuss Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Dec 14, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Are you calling the shots in your life? Are you where you want to be? Is there a passion burning inside you, but it’s not feeling the love? Karen and Laurence explore unleashing your life song to the world! What strategies do you need? Should you chuck in your job and jump? What makes you Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Nov 30, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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HO, HO, HO or is it NO, NO, NO!!!!  Are you stressed with the coming holidays? Overwhelmed by the thoughts of perfection? Family? finance? Then this is the show for you!  Holiday season can be a very stressful time, and the impact it has on your family and your health can be severe – if Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Nov 16, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound Lauence and Karen Tham unleash their superpowers on episode 109. Never before have we seen such greatness in one room where the secrets to being super are revealed. If you have ever wondered about your abilities, your children’s and how we Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Nov 2, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Sometimes it flows, sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s not! Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!!! Join Karen and Laurence in episode 108 for an all time first as Karen asks Laurence his opinion on what to do when we are paralysed by the decision making process! We will talk about fabrics, sliding doors moments and Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Oct 19, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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We can be surrounded by a sea of people and yet feel completely isolated. It’s that feeling and emotion of helplessness and disconnection that affects us all – to various degrees. Are we hard wired for group interactions? Do Introverts suffer more than Extroverts? How can we help ourselves and teach our children resilience in Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Oct 6, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Are we pushing our partners or family further away or bringing them closer with our words, tone of voice and body language? Are we more interested in our side of the story and can we be vulnerable and honest with ourselves and those we love? Join Karen and Laurence as they get real about arguments/discussions Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Sep 21, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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In episode 105 our favourite couple chat to us about happiness. Is it within our control? Do we have the time to find those moments that truly speak to our soul and connect us to our passions? How can we be present in life? Karen and Laurence share their tips about what makes them happy Listen In
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Sep 7, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Join us in episode 104 when our Champions Mind Couple delve into relationships! What makes them work? How do we attract what we desire into our lives? Is there a secret to having the love you deserve? Find out this and more as Karen and Laurence laugh their way into love. Subscribe and rate us Listen In
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Aug 24, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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How often do we give thanks to people who have shaped our lives? In episode 103 we delve into the importance of pivotal moments that can make or break us. Who defines us? Are we aware of how our thoughts and actions affect not only ourselves, but those around us. Join Karen and Laurence as Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Aug 10, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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In episode 102 Laurence and Karen delve into the depths of adversity.  Discussing how to maintain a champions mindset when things seem bleak.  In this incredibly personal episode the couple shares their thoughts and insights on the matter through the discussion of a very personal tragedy which shattered their lives. Subscribe and rate us on Listen In
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Jul 27, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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In this special Inside the Champion’s Mind episode, we say goodbye to Marcus Pearce as the co-host of the ITCM and to introduce to you our special new co-host to the Inside the Champion’s Mind podcast. YOU ARE IN FOR A SURPRISE. In the next episode, we’ll be talking about why it is so important Listen In
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Jul 13, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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After nearly 4 years on the podcast airwaves ITCM celebrates its 100th episode! Both LT and MP have just returned back from Europe – LT participated in a 7-day retreat in Ireland whilst Marcus was in Ikaria hosting the 100 Not Out Longevity Retreat. We share our big learning lessons and also make a big Listen In
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Jun 29, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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The penultimate episode before triple digits! We get all deep and meaningful on this episode (particularly Laurence) in relation to life purpose and the constant challenge many of us face in evolving ourselves and living our best life. LT hits the nail on the head around the overwhelm of opportunity and we discuss how we Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Jun 15, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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We spin off a few topics on this episode of ITCM. The first tangent is around social media etiquette – Do you send people FB messages instead of emails so you can see if they have read them? How do you respond if they haven’t read them?! How do you use / not use your phone Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Jun 1, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Fresh from Marcus & Sarah welcoming Tommy Alexander Pearce into the world, the guys discuss some of the lessons that a major chapter in life brings. Including – Seeing the magic in everyday, particularly in the parts of your life which were once dreams and you now “take for granted” Recognising the difference between what Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
May 18, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Continuing on from episode 95, LT & Marcus draw on the story of the Wolf Pack and the Gazelles, as told to Laurence by an ex Navy Seal Sniper in Randey Kelley. This episode looks at this metaphor in terms of our workplace relationships, our family networks and our peer groups. Are you a wolf or Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
May 11, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Laurence has been sick in bed for the last 9 days (which is why this episode is being released a week late) and somehow, this incredible champion has fronted up for this episode. We discuss what the true meaning of good and bad luck really is (and if it actually exists) and also look at Listen In
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Apr 20, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Part 2 of this productive day mini-series kicks off at lunch time and takes us through to the end of our day. Laurence mentions 5 books that he’s consumed recently, and shares in the episode what lengths he goes to in order to consume content that inspires him. The 5 books are – Extreme Ownership Listen In
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Apr 6, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Marcus & LT open the book on how their typical day unfolds from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed. They reveal their little rituals, their big non-negotiables, their work habits, rest habits and so on. This episode takes you through the first half of the day, from wake up Listen In
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Mar 23, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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For the first time on ITCM, the guys get stuck in to health – predominantly the mindset around decisions around food and exercise. However, in true ITCM fashion, the principles discussed go far beyond health; they transcend all other areas of life – from relationships, career choice, growth and more.
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Mar 9, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Marcus is reading Essentialism by Greg McKeown, and LT has read The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz, and both books discuss the gross domestic impact of today’s modern choice-ridden lifestyle – decision fatigue. Marcus & LT share what they do to reduce decision fatigue – from clothing strategies, email strategies, planning and more.
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Feb 24, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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The conversation LT & Marcus discussed in episode 89 concludes on this episode, with 5 keys to a true transformation being discussed. Accountability has been covered, and now it’s time to identify the pitfalls that keep so many people from turning their commitments into reality.
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Feb 17, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Marcus & Laurence are fresh back from The Wellness Breakthrough and a key part of the conversation comes back to what it is that drives us to do what we do; to reach for our dreams; to play a big game. Laurence is very clear on what his TWO drivers are, and you are invited Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Jan 27, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Marcus doesn’t like reading eBooks or on kindles. Laurence detests emails (particularly the ones from Marcus!). Marcus loves screen time in the day time and avoids it at night. Laurence doesn’t spend much time in front of a screen during the day. Both like events for the humanity of it all. Where do you draw Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Jan 13, 2016 The Wellness Couch
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Marcus has just completed a biography on Michael Jackson and can’t help but feel for the sacrifices people make in the pursuit of following their genius. Laurence continues the discussion by raising the concept of “suffering” in order to leave our legacy, and together, the guys ask each other (And you, the listener) whether we are Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Dec 30, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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With 2016 upon us, Marcus & LT discuss how NOT to do New Year’s Resolutions and goals in general. It’s easy to get swept up in doing EVERYTHING in one year, however the guys discuss their own wins, fails and learning lessons from it all in the hope that YOU can craft an incredible 2016 Listen In
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Dec 16, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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It’s Christmas time, the New Year is upon us and Laurence is sharing all his vulnerabilities on this episode! LT has made some brave decisions going into the New Year, and discusses how he’s dealing with that, along with the daily “busy-ness” of December and maintaining the “Champion” mind at the time of the year Listen In
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Dec 2, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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An ITCM listener Shaun has inspired this podcast. With so many seminars, conferences, retreats, email lists, ebooks, online programs, podcasts, blogs (overwhelmed yet!), and so on available to us – how do we know WHAT to choose and what to avoid? In this podcast episode, Marcus & Laurence share their person experiences in choosing their Listen In
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Nov 18, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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Laurence was recently caught up in the Bali volcanic ash fiasco, leaving his event in disarray and over 30 people with travel plans to recreate. What followed was an incredible display of teamwork, flexibility and the positive consequences of making decisions under pressure. This podcast episode, as Laurence likes to say, is all about the Listen In
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Nov 4, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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In this podcast episode, we discuss fear and LT’s Spartan race. How far can you go before you turn back when you get scared? When is it too late to turn back, no matter how scared you are? Laurence recounts his recent Spartan race experience where certain physical setbacks threatened his ability to compete. We Listen In
Inside the Champion’s Mind
Oct 21, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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So Marcus has recently been in Melbourne (with Maya to visit his new niece – Maya’s new cousin – Audrey) and moved less and ate more than he normally would when in his normal routine. This brings up a whole discussion about allowing ourselves to go off track, and most importantly, what’s required to get Listen In
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Oct 7, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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Marcus & LT both run their businesses from home and by their own admission, are “hard workers”. Whilst we’re often being told to “work smarter, not harder”, what does that actually look like, and is there the possibility that this doesn’t always run true?
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Sep 23, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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After what was without argument the best Wellness Summit (there have been four now), Marcus & LT discuss the key takeaway that attendees unanimously agreed upon. That focusing on ONE THING at any one time is the key to living the life you were born to live. Despite having MORE speakers than ever before and a Listen In
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Sep 9, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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It’s the stuff dreams are made of. A childhood dream became a reality for Australian Jarryd Hayne recently when he made the cut and was officially listed by the San Fransisco 49ers. Now before you think this is an episode about sport, think again. This is about having a dream, a clear vision, a good Listen In
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Aug 26, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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Meditation – the ultimate mind-quietening exercise that most of us find so difficult to do yet we persevere like anything to master it. In this episode Marcus shares some of his experiences recently and opens up the spiritual can of worms around “other” forms of meditation outside of the traditional means.
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Aug 12, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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What do you ask a man who has worked with companies including Allianz, Anytime Fitness, Fuji Xerox, HP, Suncorp Insurance and more – showing them how to not only make the most of time, but also how to enjoy it in the process? EVERYTHING! This jam-packed interview with productivity guru Colin Boyd covers off so many Listen In
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Jul 29, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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Marcus is 54 pages into The Power of Now (his second attempt at reading the book), whilst LT admits he lasted 10 minutes into the audio version of the book. Tolle’s masterpiece is a worldwide best-selling hit and the guys discuss just how difficult they both find it in today’s world to be present in Listen In
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Jul 15, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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It’s currently winter in the southern hemisphere and the guys want to know if there’s a time of the year when you feel more productive or have your mojo. Most people lose it in Winter and we ask “why?”. IS it an excuse? Is it a drop in standards? Is it just part of nature’s Listen In
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Jul 1, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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Whilst there’s lots of “secrets” out there, none may be more powerful than accountability. In this episode Marcus & LT discuss the different ways we can gain accountability in our life, from time, money, peer group and more. The pair share unique and often bizarre ways they keep accountable to certain goals or outcomes. No Listen In
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Jun 17, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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Matt Prior is not your average holiday-maker! A pilot by day, an adventure by day-ff, Hong Kong-based Matt has travelled to almost 100 countries. He’s been to the remotest of the remote (in a London cab mind you!), the cold, the hot, and everything in between. What are the similarities amongst human beings when you Listen In
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Jun 3, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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This age-old question brings up varying responses from Marcus & LT, yet there is plenty that they both agree on. Do you enter the world a born leader? Is leadership something you cultivate over time? How does it transcend through your friendships, family and professional life?
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May 20, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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With the announcement of this year’s Wellness Summit fresh in the minds of Laurence and Marcus, the pair discuss the pros and cons of learning via online sources (like podcasts, online programs, YouTube, etc) and offline courses (like seminars, workshops, personal mentoring, etc.)
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May 6, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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Mr Perfect has started CrossFit and feeling in the best shape of his life. How did Laurence go with a new habit? What demons did he face? Was it all smooth-sailing or did he succumb to excusitis.
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Apr 22, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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Laurence has been without power due to the storms in Sydney and Marcus’s office space was turned upside down after a recent house-move. The pair discuss how they dealt with a forced change in routine and environment, and what we can learn from these experiences.
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Apr 8, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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Marcus is in the middle of grieving the passing of his sister-in-law which leads into a conversation on the many different ways human beings deal with death. Marcus and Laurence draw on their own experiences and on some more public and well-known deaths in order to demonstrate how important it is to give death an empowering Listen In
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Mar 25, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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The personal growth industry is obsessed with teaching us about long-term visions and goals for your life that actually extend beyond your life. Marcus & Laurence quickly fess up to say that they suck at this. Neither Marcus or LT know what their life will be about beyond the next 12 months, and even that is Listen In
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Mar 11, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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In this special episode of ITCM, Dr. Laurence is travelling on the road with Dr. Nima Rahmany as they discuss how stress affects our lives and how we can overcome anxiety and stress by changing the way we perceive the world.
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Feb 25, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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LT and Marcus are joined by Danny Morrison and wife Kim in part 2 of this special interview. The couple go deep into their challenges and their victories over the life span of their marriage. Two athletes, two driven human beings, who have two children who seem to be following similar paths. It’s a fascinating Listen In
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Feb 11, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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We are humbled to meet Danny Morrison for the first time! One of New Zealand’s greatest ever fast bowlers, Danny is Up For A Chat’s Kim Morrison’s husband and father to Tayla and Jakob. He spends the majority of his year travelling the world commentating cricket, which is why we are so thrilled that we Listen In
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Jan 28, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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For every 100 people who started the year off with big goals and dreams, the sad but stark reality is that 97% of them have given up by now. The remaining 3 people – who all listen to ITCM 🙂 – bring a certain type of order and syntax to their days and lives, which Listen In
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Jan 14, 2015 The Wellness Couch
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We are just a couple of weeks in to the New Year however it’s quite possible that the wheels have fallen off some of the great ideas, goals and dreams of 2015. Marcus & Laurence discuss how to ensure this DOESN’T happen to you by drawing on their own techniques, experiences and epic failures (aka Listen In